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A.R.T.'s Diane Paulus Directs Cirque Du Soleil06:49
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What happens when you combine the jaw-dropping acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil with the creative genius of American Repertory Theatre artistic director Diane Paulus? You get Amaluna, a touring Cirque du Soleil show that just opened in Boston.

WBUR's Andrea Shea spoke to Paulus recently about the production.

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  • "'I had been a big admirer of Cirque du Soleil for years,” [Paulus] said, “and I knew that taking on this project would stretch my brain in ways it had not been stretched. I should say my body as well.' Paulus is stretching the acrobats, too, with new acts and a beefed-up narrative. The plot lines in most Cirque touring shows are loose and thematic. But for “Amaluna,” Paulus developed a fuller story, even though there was no dialogue.”

This segment aired on May 30, 2014.

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